Nathan in Easton's Bible Dictionary
given. (1.) A prophet in the reigns of David and Solomon (2
9:29). He is first spoken of in connection with the
David made for the building of the temple (2 Sam.
7:2, 3, 17),
and next appears as the reprover of David on account
of his sin
with Bathsheba (12:1-14). He was charged with the
Solomon (12:25), at whose inauguration to the throne
he took a
prominent part (1 Kings 1:8, 10, 11, 22-45). His two
(1 Chr. 2:36) and Azariah (1 Kings 4:5) occupied
honour at the king's court. He last appears in
in reorganizing the public worship (2 Chr. 29:25).
He seems to
have written a life of David, and also a life of
Solomon (1 Chr.
29:29; 2 Chr. 9:29).
(2.) A son of David, by Bathsheba (2 Sam. 5:14),
appears in the genealogy of Mary, the mother of our
(3.) Ezra 8:16.